|• Total||1.88 km2 (0.73 sq mi)|
|• Density||410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)|
|Racial makeup (2011)|
|• Black African||99.9%|
|First languages (2011)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (SAST)|
|Postal code (street)|
Established in 1836 as a Medical mission, the settlement was destroyed by the Zulu king Dingaan, but rebuilt in 1839. Named after the American missionary Dr Newton Adams who arrived in Natal in 1835 and who played a prominent role in respect to this mission. The mission was operated by Dr. B.N. Bridgman until 1898, in Amanzimtoti, South Africa. Dr. James Bennett McCord took over leadership of the mission in 1899 and then 1902. The mission was noted to be far from the population of Durban by McCord.
The mission also built and operated Adams College. Adams College is an important educational institution. Adams College has educated multiple Presidents, Ministers and has had a Nobel Laureate on its staff.
- "Sub Place Adams Mission". Census 2011.
- Taylor, James Dexter (1911). The American Board Mission In South Africa: A Sketch of Seventy-Five Years. J. Singleton.
- Parle, Julie; Noble, Vanessa (2018). The People's Hospital. Natal Society Foundation. ISBN 978-0-9921766-9-3.
- "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 53.